Last October, we held a webinar updating you on the future of the Revelwood Toolkit, including Dynamo!, in IBM’s new Planning Analytics environment. At that time there was significant uncertainty surrounding the future of IBM’s support for TM1 V10.2/10.2.2 and Perspectives and how that would affect our support of the toolkit. As you are aware, Dynamo! will not function in the new Planning Analytics environment when using PAx (Planning Analytics for Excel) as the interface.
As things have become clearer, we wanted to take this time to update you on some important information:
- IBM has formally announced the end of support for TM1 v10.2 as September 30, 2018. The end of support for v10.2.2 will be one year later, September 30, 2019.
- IBM has not announced an end of support for Perspectives and continues to include it as an interface option in the latest release of Planning Analytics.
- Revelwood intends to provide support for the Revelwood Toolkit and Dynamo! through the end of life of Perspectives in both TM1 v10.2/10.2.2 and Planning Analytics, in the 32 bit Excel 2013 and 2016 environments, to those clients that maintain their Revelwood Toolkit and Dynamo! software maintenance.
What does this mean? Good news!
As long as IBM continues support for Perspectives, clients are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of Planning Analytics as both Perspectives and the Toolkit/Dynamo! will continue to work and be supported. Over time, as you gain familiarity with Planning Analytics, we can work with you to convert your reports to PAx, creating an easier transition.
As information becomes clearer regarding any planned end of life announcements for Perspectives, we will be sure to keep you informed.
Again, it will be critical to maintain your Revelwood Toolkit Maintenance and Dynamo! support agreements as any fixes or patches will only be distributed to those clients. In addition, as reports are converted to the new PAx environment, our Dynamo! Documenter Tool will be made available to you to significantly streamline that effort.
If you have any questions, or need help planning your upgrade to IBM Planning Analytics, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.984.3025.